The Pittsburgh Pirates always send a handful of prospects to participate in the Arizona Fall League. Who is going this year?
The Arizona Fall League is one of the most fascinating Leagues during the year. The Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest of Major League Baseball will be sending prospects our west to participate in an abbreviated season. The League is made up of some of the top prospects along with some of the more advanced prospects from each team.
The Fall League typically represents to prospects that they very well could be in the team’s future. The Bucs are sending a bunch of prospects this year. In fact, the team is sending a total of 9 players including 4 pitchers and 5 hitters. Below is the list of players attending the Fall League:
Mackey also shared that a coach in the Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League system will be coaching in the Fall League. Also, there is another Pittsburgh Pirates connection to another coach that will be out west:
This is always exciting to see who is sent out to Arizona. Often this means that these prospects are close to making their Big League debut. Fans have been waiting years for the likes of Nick Gonzales, Quinn Priester, and Henry Davis to get their Big League callups. The Arizona Fall League is one of the last stops they should make before getting that call.
The other two names of interest for me are Blake Sabol and Matt Gorski. Sabol was a tough sign out of USC a few years back. He has hit well at every level and has been producing Double-A Altoona. Gorski had a huge start to his 2022 season but was sidelined for the middle chunk due to a broken ankle. After hitting 17 home runs in just 36 games at High-A, Gorski has added another 6 at Double-A in 6 games.